Programmes & Projects
Supporting Progress on Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
15 December 2021 - 14 April 2025
All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards Through Cooperative Action
1 December 2020 - 1 December 2024
All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards through Cooperative Action, is a four-year project funded by The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), through U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Workers' rights in rural sectors
Improved Workers' Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a Focus on Women
1 December 2020 - 30 November 2024
This ILO project, funded by the US Department of Labor (US DOL), aims to improve the promotion and compliance to labour laws, occupational safety and health, and gender equality in the rural sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia, with a focus on women workers.
Promoting Implementation of Labour Rights in Armenia Together
12 November 2020 - 11 May 2024
Improved Compliance with Labour Laws in Georgia
31 December 2013 - 31 March 2020
The project supported the Government of Georgia to enforce labour laws and International Labour Standards (ILS), supported workers’ organizations to improve their capacities to represent workers’ rights and fostered national tripartite social dialogue.
Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa
1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019
The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).
Enhancing the Labour Administration Capacity to Improve Working Conditions and Tackle Undeclared Work
1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019
The Project contributes to the implementation of the European Union (EU) - Ukraine Association Agreement (in force since the 1 September, 2017) and its relevant annexes as well as of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 81 and 129 on labour inspection, ratiﬁed by Ukraine in 2004
Labour law compliance system
Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate
15 December 2014 - 31 August 2018
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its Labour Law Compliance System (LLCS). The new LLCS promotes a culture of voluntary compliance on general labour and occupational safety and health (OSH) standards among companies, through the participation of both workers and employers in the joint assessments and implementation of corrective action plans.
The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened in Ukraine
1 March 2016 - 30 June 2018
The ILO is supporting the ongoing efforts of the Government of Ukraine to reform the labour inspection system to improve working conditions in the country.
Strengthening the Labour Administration System and Improving Delivery Capacity - Greece
1 September 2016 - 28 February 2018
This project promoted effective labour administration as an important component of good governance and economic progress in crises contexts.
Building the capacities of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour to ensure labour law compliance in the Haitian apparel sector
1 November 2013 - 31 December 2017
The ILO, with financial support from the United States Department of Labor, built the capacity of the labour administration and its inspection services to enhance compliance with labour laws in the Haitian apparel sector
Strengthening Labour Inspection in Lesotho
1 August 2016 - 31 December 2017
The project seeks to strengthen labour inspection in Lesotho through enhancing its efficacy and efficiency so as to contribute to economic development, social cohesion and good governance.
Improving Fire and General Building Safety
8 November 2013 - 31 January 2017
The Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh project aims to improve fire and building safety in the Ready Made Garment sector by providing support to the Government of Bangladesh to enhance capacity of the enforcing and implementing agencies.
Increasing Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection in Viet Nam
1 January 2014 - 30 June 2016
The project aims to help strengthen workplace compliance in Viet Nam through labour inspection, thus improve the application of the labour law. The project also complements other ILO projects in the areas of industrial relations, occupational safety and health and better work.
Rights at work
Improving Labour Law Compliance and Building Sound Labour Practices in the Export Oriented Shrimp Sector in Bangladesh
1 August 2013 - 31 December 2015
The Shrimp project is funded by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and aims to promote better labour law compliance with international labour standards, particularly fundamental principles and rights at work in the export-oriented shrimp sector.
Modernisation de l’Administration et de l’Inspection du Travail pour cinq pays d’Afrique (BIT/ADMITRA - Phase II) (available only in French)
3 April 2011 - 31 December 2014
Ce Programme financé par le Gouvernement français couvre le Burkina Faso, le Maroc, le Sénégal, le Togo et la Tunisie.
ILO/Norwegian partnership on labour inspection
1 January 2012 - 31 March 2013
On 5 December 2011 Norway and the ILO signed a new Partnership Cooperation Agreement. This agreement provides financial support for a range of technical areas under the ILO’s mandate, including labour inspection. The projects’ goal is to assist countries strengthen and modernise their labour inspection services for more effectiveness and impact. This includes promoting a balanced approach between labour law enforcement and compliance and in so doing, improving cooperation between labour inspectorates, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other relevant institutional partners.